KATHMANDU: CPN-UML is leading the vote count with a total of 603,708 votes under Proportional Representation (PR) so far.
The Nepali Congress is following with 572,698 votes, according to the latest update by the Election Commission.
The Rastriya Swatantra Party is placed in the third position with 309,067 votes followed by the CPN (Maoist Center) with 278,062 votes.
Similarly, the Rastriya Prajatantra Party has garnered 168,811 votes, and the Janata Samajwadi Party Nepal garnered 75,787 votes.
Likewise, the CPN (Unified Socialist) has secured 40,678 votes, and the Nagarik Unmukti Party 48,459.
According to EC’s preliminary estimate, voter turnout was 61 percent.
Under the PR, the provision has it that a party is required to get at least three percent of the total number of votes cast to get seats meaning a single party in these elections should get over 320,000 votes to secure seats.